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Friday, December 31, 2010

Lucas' hot shooting paces Tar Heels in easy road victory

Posted By on Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 10:22 PM

UNC will finish the 2010 part of this women’s basketball season unscathed. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Italee LucasItalee Lucas led all scorers with 29 points as the No. 10 Tar Heels passed an in-state road challenge, topping Gardner-Webb 83-62 to improve to 13-0. The Tar Heels led the Bulldogs (8-5) 54-32 at halftime. Lucas hit five of six 3-point attempts to lead three UNC players in double figures Chay Shegog added 16 points while Jessica Breland had 14 for UNC, which got 15 assists from Cetera DeGraffenreid....

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Surprise! Wolfpack will host Elizabeth City State on Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 12:00 PM

N.C. State has announced the scheduling of an additional women’s basketball game. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsN.C. State coach Kellie HarperFaced with a huge hole in the schedule after Fairfield was unable to get to Raleigh for their scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Kellie Harper’s club will host CIAA member Elizabeth City State on Sunday at 2 at Reynolds Coliseum. Admission will be free to the general public. NCSU, which last played on Dec. 21 and wouldn’t have played again until its ACC opener against visiting Clemson on Thursday night, is 7-6 and on a three-game winning streak. ECSU (7-2), which otherwise...

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Tar Heels finish 2010 with rare trip to Gardner-Webb today

Posted By on Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Women’s basketball fans in Cleveland county will get a rare treat today when No. 10 UNC visits Gardner-Webb for the first time. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC forward Jessica BrelandThe Tar Heels (12-0) have not played an in-state non-conference road game since 1984, before Sylvia Hatchell became head coach. UNC won its only previous meeting with the Bulldogs, 81-65 last season in Chapel Hill. The senior trio of Italee Lucas, Jessica Breland and Cetera DeGraffenreid leads the Tar Heels in the major statistical categories....

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tar Heels get a late reprieve, then Barth's kick beats Tennessee in Nashville

Posted By on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 11:00 PM

TV/ESPN—Casey Barth hit a last-second 40-yard field goal to force overtime, and then connected with a chip shot in the second overtime as UNC topped Tennessee 30-27 in the Music City Bowl on Thursday night. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC kicker Casey BarthThe Tar Heels had to go only 12 ½ yards on their first overtime possession, as a roughing-the-kicker penalty on the tying kick was assessed to start extra play. T.J. Yates went in from a yard out and Barth added the try for a 27-20 lead, before Tennessee’s Tyler Bray helped tie it with his fourth TD pass of...

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Christmas, Selby spark Blue Devils' win over pesky Temple

Posted By on Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM

CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke comes home after a nine-day break, looking to keep the momentum going in the week before ACC play begins. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Shay SelbyThe No. 3 Blue Devils have been solid against a killer schedule, managing to go 12-0 despite having only one really easy game in the bunch. Tonight’s opponent is Atlantic 10 member Temple (7-5), which has won five of its last six games but is 0-5 all-time against the Blue Devils. Duke has won 38 straight December home games heading into the contest. And the Blue Devils keep the streak safe...

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ward stifles Ottawa as Canes take second straight

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:51 PM

TV/ FS-CR—I wonder, at what point did the Ottawa Senators realize they weren't going to score on Cam Ward on Wednesday night? File photo by Rob RoweCam Ward shut out the Ottawa Senators 4-0 Wednesday night.Was it late in the first period, when Sergei Gonchar flashed into the edge of the crease to slap a cross-ice pass on net, and Ward scissored it away with the dull thump of a leg pad? Or was it early in the second, when Mike Fisher one-timed a centering feed from Nick Foligno from behind the net, and Ward deleted the puck from the...

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Duke back in action tonight against Temple, Wolfpack has to cancel game

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Duke returns to action in women’s basketball for the first time in nine days Thursday night, hosting Temple at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke guard Jasmine ThomasThe No. 3 Blue Devils are 12-0 while Temple is 7-5. Temple is coming off a 65-56 loss nine days ago at Eastern Michigan that snapped the Owls’ five-game winning streak. The Blue Devils, who have won 38 straight December home games, lead the all-time series 5-0. NCSU-Fairfield canceled In other ACC women’s basketball news, N.C. State’s game against Fairfield, which was unable to get a flight to Raleigh for a Tuesday...

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Tar Heels hoping to end season on good note with bowl victory over Tennessee

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 9:21 PM

UNC will be hoping to end a messy season on a high note, looking to knock off Tennessee in the Music City Bowl in Nashville on Thursday night. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC quarterback T.J. YatesButch Davis’ 7-5 Tar Heels spent the whole season undergoing two prongs of internal and NCAA investigations for both academic wrongdoing and players receiving improper benefits from agents, and had dozens of players to miss at least one game during the whole mess. But Davis and his team — in large part because of the stellar play of once-maligned quarterback T.J. Yates — managed to hold...

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Tar Heels crush Rutgers in New York

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Indy File PhotoWilliams continues to say UNC must shoot better North Carolina looks like a pretty good team when the ball goes through the hoop. That’s what Roy Williams says in response to some of the more complex questions he gets in various interviews and press conferences, and certainly that proved to be the case on Tuesday night against Rutgers. Playing in Madison Square Garden, the Tar Heels dominated the Scarlet Knights from the opening tip and breezed to the finish line with a 78-55 victory. Rutgers definitely is no powerhouse, but this was an important win because UNC improved...

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Canes snap losing skid in Toronto

Posted By on Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 7:14 AM

ACC CENTER, TORONTO — A team is supposed to beat the teams beneath them in the standings, and the Hurricanes did. But they almost beat themselves, too. File photo by Rob RoweCam Ward stopped 34 shots in a 4-3 win in Toronto Tuesday night.Patrick Dwyer's go-ahead goal with five minutes left held up through a late shorthanded stretch, giving Carolina a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Eric Staal scored a pair of goals, Cam Ward stopped 34 shot, and Jeff Skinner found the net for the first time in ten games, overcoming a recent trend of Carolina penalties...

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wilson, Wolfpack roll past West Virginia in Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:00 PM

N.C. State got coach Tom O’Brien his 100th career victory in pretty impressive fashion on Tuesday night. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsN.C. State quarterback Russell WilsonRussell Wilson threw for a pair of touchdown passes, including the clincher with 4:20 to go, as the Wolfpack upset No. 22 West Virginia 23-7 in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando to finish 9-4 and tie its second highest win total in school history. Wilson completed 28 of 45 passes for 276 yards without an interception and rushed 14 times for 42 yards, passing for the clinching score on a seven-yard toss to Jarvis Williams...

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Front line leads Tar Heels to romp over Charleston

Posted By on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Waltiea Rolle had 15 points and four blocked shots, leading three players in double figures as No. 10 UNC topped the visiting College of Charleston 75-49 in women’s basketball at Carmichael Arena. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC center Waltiea RolleJessica Breland added 14 points and nine rebounds and Laura Broomfield chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds for UNC (12-0), which led 40-17 at halftime. Latisha Harris led the Cougars (4-7) with 11 points and 15 rebounds, while Brianna Davie added 11 points and Megan Fischer 10....

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Wolfpack gets chance to end football season with a bang, taking on West Virginia in Champs Sports Bowl

Posted By on Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:46 PM

N.C. State looks to hit its high water mark in the Tom O’Brien era on Tuesday night, when the Wolfpack takes on Big East power West Virginia (9-3) in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsN.C. State linebacker Nate IrvingThe Wolfpack (8-4) is looking for its highest win total since the school-record 11 in 2002 and to tie the second best win mark in school history, State last won a bowl game in 2005, when the Wolfpack blanked South Florida 14-0 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte. Led by quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Nate...

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Tar Heels try to stay perfect, snow postpones Wolfpack game

Posted By on Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 6:55 PM

UNC gets back into action in women’s basketball Tuesday afternoon, taking its unbeaten record and No. 10 ranking against the College of Charleston. Photo courtesy UNC athleticsUNC guard Cetera DeGraffenreidMeanwhile, N.C. State’s scheduled home game with Fairfield has been postponed until an undetermined later date because the Stags have been unable to get a flight to North Carolina. UNC leads the all-time series 11-1, with the lone defeat on the road 33 years ago. The No. 20 jersey of former Tar Heel forward Camille Little will be honored at Tuesday’s contest....

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Burke honored as ACC women's basketball rookie of week

Posted By on Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM

N.C. State forward Kody Burke has been named the ACC women’s basketball rookie of the week, while Georgia Tech’s Alex Montgomery was chosen as player of the week by the ACC’s "Blue Ribbon Panel." Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsN.C. State forward Kody BurkeBurke, a native of Northridge, Calif., had her first career double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds in an 86-60 win over Florida A&M in the Wolfpack’s first game of the Beach Classic. She then had 10 points and eight rebounds in a 92-72 win over host Long Beach State in the final that improved NCSU to 7-6 on...

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Canes drop third straight after Gleason ejection

Posted By on Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 10:49 PM

RBC CENTER, Raleigh — Tim Gleason must have been on Santa's naughty list. Undeservedly assessed a game misconduct after his clean check bloodied Mathieu Perreault, Gleason watched the rest of the Hurricanes' 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals from a similar vantage to that of the 10,477 fans who braved a seven-inch snowfall to attend the Southeast division tilt. Down to five defensemen, the Canes couldn't mark the Caps' talent, as Alex Ovechkin tallied a goal and an assist. Although dominating the period, the Canes found themselves down 1-0 in the waning minutes of the first when Gleason shouldered Perreault...

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Cole's penalty keys Canes' 3-2 loss to Habs

Posted By on Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 10:42 AM

RBC Center/ Raleigh—And the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor goes to… Jaroslav Spacek for his part in the Montreal Canadiens’ 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Spacek’s brilliant performance as an almost-fatally wounded defenseman—lying face-down on the ice, his head buried in his hands, perhaps even crying “Why? Why?” a la Nancy Kerrigan—milked a five-minute major boarding penalty to Erik Cole out of the sympathetic officials, and spoiled a tightly skated game as well as stalwart efforts by Cam Ward in his 300th game with the Hurricanes and Chad LaRose, who broke a 15-game goal drought. File...

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Column: What American soccer can learn from foreign basketball

Posted By on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Eric Draper/ White HouseLebron James runs over Yao Ming during the 2008 Olympics.During my freshman year of high school, I sat next to Alper, an exchange student from Turkey. In the middle of rural Oregon, Alper was an oddity, to say the least. In the days before the Internet brought every manner of prurient pleasure to young men everywhere, his tales of European beaches where girls tanned topless and of teenagers who could drink beer without being harassed by police seemed like an implausible fantasy. We were willing to accept his tall tales until he started telling us about European...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wolfpack dodges a bullet in two-point win over Del State

Posted By on Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:19 PM

RBC CENTER/RALEIGH N.C. State is back home again, looking to get turned in the right direction against MEAC power Delaware State. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsN.C. State forward Scott WoodThe Wolfpack comes in with a 6-4 record while DSU is 4-5, both with losses to some pretty big programs.DSU is coached by Greg Jackson, who is in his 11th season in Dover after a highly successful tenure at N.C. Central when the Eagles were in NCAA Division II. One fun fact is that both head coaches are alumni of St. Paul’s College, where Jackson was the best player in school history...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Despite poor shooting, Tar Heels blanket hapless Tribe

Posted By on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Indy File PhotoWilliams is trying to create offensive continuity DEAN SMITH CENTER/CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina prevailed over William & Mary 85-60 on Tuesday night thanks to stingy defense and superior overall athleticism. The Tar Heels rebounded from a heartbreaking defeat against Texas last weekend, opening sluggishly but taking control of the game midway through the first half and coasting thereafter. Carolina’s offense once again was insufficient, however. Against an inferior opponent, the Heels shot just 44 percent from the field and 30 percent on three-pointers. UNC forced 21 turnovers but didn’t convert many of those errors into buckets...

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Wolfpack back over .500 after rout at Long Beach

Posted By on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:26 PM

N.C. State is back above .500. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsN.C. State forward Bonae HolstonBonae Holston led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Brittany Strachan chipped in her first career double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, leading six players in double figures as the Wolfpack walloped host Long Beach State 92-72 in the final game of the Beach Classic. Marissa Kastanek added 13 points for the Wolfpack (7-6), which got a season-high 12 from freshman Devin Griffin, 11 from Amber White and 10 from Kody Burke. NCSU placed a half-dozen in double figures for the first time...

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Jasmine Thomas' miracle blocked shot saves Duke win over Xavier

Posted By on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Photo by Al DragoDuke guard Jasmine Thomas takes a shot in the first half. CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM/DURHAM Duke gets its biggest home challenge so far this season tonight. The Blue Devils are ranked No. 3, their highest ever in the AP poll under fourth-year mentor Joanne P. McCallie, while Xavier comes in at No. 4. Both teams are undefeated. They split a pair of long-ago meetings, but they haven’t faced off in 20 years.Xavier is bigger than the Blue Devils, but Duke has great depth and has played a little tougher schedule, so it ought to be an interesting night....

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Duke hosts Xavier in big No. 3 vs. No. 4 matchup tonight

Posted By on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 12:00 AM

Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie has been serious about scheduling tough opponents ever since she first took the job. Photo courtesy Duke athleticsDuke center Krystal ThomasAnd tonight at 7, there’s yet another marquee matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 3 in the latest AP poll, will put their undefeated (11-0) mark on the line against No. 4 and 10-0 Xavier. The 11-0 mark is the best start in McCallie’s coaching career. The series stands at one win apiece, with each team winning on the other’s home court. But the most recent meeting was 20 years ago....

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Wolfpack rips FAMU to even season record at 6-6

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Kody Burke apparently likes playing close to home. Photo courtesy NCSU athleticsN.C. State forward Kody BurkeThe freshman from Northridge, Calif., got her first career double-double with 11 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, leading N.C. State past Florida A&M 86-60 in the Beach Classic at Long Beach State. The Wolfpack, which is 6-6 on the season, will play the host team for the mythical championship of the event on Tuesday night at 8. Bonae Holston led the Wolfpack with 15 points followed by a season high of 14 from freshman Myisha Goodwin-Coleman....

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RailHawks prez Brian Wellman responds to report about future of Carolina RailHawks

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Courtesy of Carolina RailHawksThe RailHawks' Gregory Richardson, left, battles for the ball in a game against Rochester last August.In a phone conversation with Triangle Offense, Carolina RailHawks president Brian Wellman confirmed the crux of a recent report about the current struggle to keep the Cary-based professional soccer team afloat. He also revealed that the US subsidiary of a Brazilian sports marketing company would likely assume a substantial ownership stake in the four-year-old franchise. On Sunday, Brian Quarstad of the soccer blog Inside Minnesota Soccer reported that negotiations recently collapsed between the current owners of the Carolina RailHawks, led by majority...

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